If you know me at all, you know what a huge deal halloween is for me and Nathan. It's like our Christmas. So for the past four years, we've tried to throw the biggest, most extra party we could possibly manage and they've all been so much fun. But this year....y'all. This year was the best one yet. The theme was "Hollywood Horror" dedicated to our favorite classic horror movies and it was a good time. We had over 30 people in my tiny house, a ton of horror movie paraphernalia, about 300 balloons, and more food than we knew what to do with. If you wanna see how we outdid ourselves this year, click the button below!
I don't know about you guys, but I'm slightly obsessed with stickers. I have stickers on my laptop, water bottle, iPad, notebooks, calendar, phone, and any other blank surface I can think of. So of course when I started drawing more, I wanted to turn those pieces of art into stickers, and I think I have FINALLY figured out the best way to get super high quality stickers, made from my OWN artwork, right at home. Click the button below to see my latest illustrations, read more about the sticker making process and enter a free giveaway for your very own set of Summer Girls!
A couple months ago I was approached by a fellow creative about participating in a styled shoot. I had never done one of these before and was super busy but when she said the words "romantic", and "french country", I couldn't resist. Read on to see more photos of these simple hand lettered invitations I did-and get a couple cute free printables!
Do you guys remember these beauties? My beautiful wonderful adorable sweet friend Jenna let me try my hand at making these for her wedding and-not to toot my own horn-but they turned out pretty sweet! Since making that first set, I've made a couple more and I think I've finally perfected the process. Click below to see the process and follow the link to my Etsy shop to order your set!
Not gonna drag this post out but I got such a good response from the Illustrated Calendar I posted last month that I thought I'd make some of the artwork into stickers! These are my absolute favorite of the bunch and I'm selling them in my Etsy shop in packs. I only have a limited number and I will not be ordering more in these designs (Limited Edition whaa?!). They are all vinyl and weatherproof so click the button below get you some and put them on your laptop or water bottle! Stay beautiful!
Hey guys! I know it's been a while but I'm back...and just now getting around to posting about some projects I did over Christmas. How is it February already?! Anyway, click below to see the photos and read more about how I created an illustrated calendar for my sister for Christmas-and get a freebie for yourself while you're at it. ;)
The Young Halloween Party was a huge success! We spent Monday-Thursday without power and in a panic that we were going to have to cancel or reschedule the party. BUT the power came back on on Thursday afternoon and it was a mad dash to decorate, cook, and clean before everybody showed up. Keep reading to see some photos of the details of the Young Halloween Party-Haunted Forest Edition! (Oh and the above photo is of a paper flower bouquet I made!)
Guys I start planning for my Halloween party in July. It's a big deal. Nathan won't let me start decorating until October 1st but the wheels are turning year round and things are being purchased/DIY'd for at least six months. It's my thing.
Anyway, every year I pick a theme and this year, I am going with...drumroll please...Haunted Forest! It's creepy, classic, and super cheap (I can just get a lot of the decor from the backyard!) Before the big day, I will be sharing some projects I've designed or created for the party and the process I went about making them. SO let's kick this thing off with the invitation design!
I love it when people ask me to draw them something, or when they ask me to do some calligraphy for them, or when I get the chance to take pictures or design invitations. But when someone comes to me and asks for all of those things? What a dream! So when I was approached by Lacy about putting my creativity to work for her two year old's farmer's market themed (omg so perfect) birthday party, I could hardly contain my excitement! Click below to see the pieces I made!
Guys I am living for the textures in this sign I painted recently! I'll be honest, when my friend first brought me the unpainted sign and asked me to customize it, I was pretty nervous about how I was going to get anything resembling a straight line with all these notches and grooves. There was a definite learning curve but the texture made for a really cool, nostalgic look that I ended up loving..The process is much like my other projects, starting with a sketch and ending with some pretty words. I started with the raw wooden sign, stained it a natural,dark color, sketched it all out in pencil 1200 times because I'm not good at proportions and then painted the letters with acrylic white paint. Take a peek at the end product below!
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